Salt Creek Intermediate Tab
Salt Creek Intermediate Tab, arranged by The Norman Blake tab by Ultimate-Guitar-Online.Com, arrangement by Ultimate Guitar Online
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Salt Creek Intermediate Tab: This song was really brought to the forefront by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys when his stellar banjo player, Bill Keith introduced his very unusually melodic banjo style. It was so unique and there was no sound that equaled it at the time. Almost immediately it transformed the way banjo players played their instruments, which was strictly Scruggs Style of picking. What does this mean for the guitar player you say? Well the melodic style was adapted to the guitar as well and you will find some of the bluegrass great guitar players using this style on their guitars - if you listen carefully. One of these artist's is Tony Rice, who is know as one of the best flatpicking guitar players of all time.
This CD joins 2 of the truly great flatpickin' guitar greats, Tony Rice and Norman Blake. Each with their own distinct style, when blended together on the same song, they both sound incredible. Be sure to add Blake and Rice to your bluegrass collection
New Chance Blues, Green Light on the Southern, I'm Not Sayin', Texas Gales, Ridge Road Grave, Monroe's Hornpipe, Last Train from Poor Valley, New River Train, Stoney Point, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar, Little Beggarman/Gilderoy, The Shipyard Apprentice, Medley: Fiddler's Dram/Whiskey Before Breakfast, I'm Comin' Back But I Don't Know When
This lesson is available in the following formats:
Salt Creek Intermediate Tab Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!
Salt Creek Intermediate Tab PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you !
Just click on the link to download this free Guitar Pro file. This is an original Guitar Pro File of the Tab you see here and it includes the fingering, rhythm chords and a lot more. The RSE Module is the Realistic Sound Module of Guitar Pro. Turn this on and play the song to hear it played through an real acoustic or classical guitar. This will give you an amazing sound. Once you have the Guitar Pro file, you can not only play along with this file, you can also fine-tune it to match your own practicing style and arrangement.
Note: This is a complimentary download for you ! This will enclose the entire tablature of the song, notation, left hand fingering and if this is a fingerstyle song, the right hand fingering will be included as well, and lots more.
All of these files were authored in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. This software was created with the needs of the guitar player in mind and is very easy to operate. It is feature laden with a great deal of guitar effects, realistic guitar sounds, and features you will appreciate. It is Mac and PC compatible. Here is a complete critiquefor you to view: Guitar Pro 6. A demo version is also available for you to try. Click HERE for 15 days of full-featured use.
I will have four versions of Salt Creek Guitar TAB available.
Salt Creek Beginner Guitar Tab - The First Break This break will be very appropriate for the beginning flatpick guitar player. You will find that this version will give you a firm foundation of what is to come in the more advanced versions of the intermediate and advanced breaks of this song.
The first 2 measures are a typical kick-off of what you will see in many flatpicking songs.
The link to the beginner version is: Salt Creek Beginner Tab.
Salt Creek Intermediate Guitar Tab - The Second Break: Have some fun with this one and be sure to play it extremely slow to nail the rhythm as there are a lot of notes 'off-beat' on this break and they can really get you messed up in a hurry. Play the Guitar Pro file in speed trainer mode for sure on this one to gain speed gradually.
The link to the Intermediate version is: Salt Creek Intermediate Tab.
Salt Creek Advanced Guitar Tab - The Third Break: This break is not quite up to the Advanced Version category. It is based a bit on Norman Blake's break with a few of his more complicated frills left out. If you are not used to playing a como chord-lead then this may definitely be an Advanced Break for you though. Be sure to study this tab very closely as you can apply many of the techniques to other similar fiddle tunes. Add this to your pickin' repretoir and pull it out when you need it.
By playing this break up to speed you will be well on your way to becoming an advanced flatpicking guitar player. The nice thing about it is that this song is played at a more leisurely speed of between 160 and 180bpm, which will give you a chance to really nail this break. Have fun with this one!
The link to the advanced version is: Salt Creek Advanced Tab.
Salt Creek Advanced Licks - Tony Rice: We are going deep into Tony Rice territory with a couple of his licks. Master these any will impress your guitar buddies.
The link to the advanced version is: Salt Creek Advanced Licks.
Second Blake and Rice is a remarkable CD that follows in the tradition of the first Blake and Rice CD. On this CD the addition of Doc Watson makes this even a more remarkable CD to have in your library. The production sets the standard for recordings of acoustic instruments. If you like flatpicked acoustic guitars, this cd is a must!
It's Raining Here This Morning, Lost Indian, Georgie, Father's Hal, The Two Soldiers, Blackberry Blossom, Eight More Miles to Louisville, Lincoln's Funeral Train (The Sad Journey to Springfield), Molly Bloom, D-18 Song (Thank You, Mr. Martin), Back in Yonder's World, Bright Days, Salt Creek
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:
If you are not intimate with interpretation Guitar Tab, click HERE for a quick tutorial. Need to observe out how to understand Notation too? Click HERE here for lesson material for Notation fundamentals. There are a few more areas that you can brush up on to really get going on this song. Simply click a link and you can acquire a tutorial to discover how to perform each item.
Does the Flat Pick give you trouble? This article gives you lots of info on suitable strategies - Right Hand strategies.
Having trouble with Crosspicking technique? We have a great article on Learning How to Crosspick.
Ultimate Guitar Tab Tips on This Selection:
Again, start out this piece very slowly and make sure your execution is perfect before you move on. Start slowly and gradually work up to speed. Know the song by heart and be able to play it nearly flawlessly before you attempt to play it up-to-speed. This piece is usually played at about 220 bpm.
Guitar Pro has one feature you will really want to take advantage of that will help you gain speed more than any other aspect presented here. This is called the speed trainer. To use it you can load the Guitar Pro file from this site, sent the song to play in a loop and then set the low limit and high limit of the speed you wish to play. Then you can set the percentage increase in speed each time the song loops. You will amaze yourself how effortlessly this method works for you.
To play this song properly along with Norman you will need to place a capo on the second fret, which in effect playing in the key of G Major you are actually playing in the key of A Major.
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:
I would suggest that you memorize each song here. What is the simplist way to do this? Just memorize one short section at a time. After you dominate each measure and are sure you won't forget it, at least briefly, you can move to the next segment. Each time you add a new measure, go back to the novice of the piece and play the entire piece, included the newly memorized measure.
It is very important that once you have the entire piece memorized, you play it through several more times.